Ballet
May 25 / thu 19:00-22:00

Closing of The Diaghilev Festival. Ballets by Igor Stravinsky: The Fairy's Kiss, Petroushka, The Firebird

I. Stravinsky, I. Stravinsky, I. Stravinsky

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Ballet premieres in Perm are always a must-see. In 2016 the Perm ballet was named best company ― and its head Alexey Miroshnichenko, as best ballet master ― by the magazine Dance Europe. Perm ballet stands for magnificent technique, artistry and unique repertoire.

The 145th season will end with a special treat that will delight all dance connoisseurs: three one-act ballets, choreographed to the music of Igor Stravinsky by three leading Russian choreographers, performed by the Perm ballet company. Viacheslav Samodurov will choreograph Le baiser de la fée (The Fairy's Kiss), Vladimir Varnava — Petrushka, and Alexey Miroshnichenko — The Firebird. The premiere will be the closing event of the 2017 International Diaghilev Festival.

The choreographer of the third ballet is Viacheslav Samodurov, the artistic director of the ballet troupe of the Ekaterinburg Opera and Ballet Theatre, two times winner of the Golden Mask award. The Fairy's Kiss is the latest of Stravinsky’s aforementioned ballets (1928; new revision 1950) and most romantic in mood. The libretto is based on some of the plot motifs of Andersen’s story “The Ice-Maiden”.The epigraph to the publication of the score was an acknowledgment of the composer: “I dedicate this ballet to the memory of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, identifying his Muse with the fairy. The ballet thus becomes an allegory. This Muse similarly branded Tchaikovsky with a kiss, whose mysterious imprint made itself felt in all the work of this great artist.”

Performed by Perm Ballet Company and musicAeterna orchestra

Age category: 12+

The stage directors
Musical Director Teodor Currentzis
Choreographer Vyacheslav Samodurov
Assistant Choreographer Klara Dovjik
Set Designer Anthony Mcilwaine
Costume Designer Irena Belousova
Lighting Designer Simon Bennison
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